ADMINISTRATOR, DEPARTMENT College of Communication, Mass Comm, Advertising, PR

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ADMINISTRATOR, DEPARTMENT College of Communication, Mass Comm, Advertising, PR

Tracking Code8770 Job Description

This role handles all the administrative functions of the Mass Communication, Advertising, and PR department. This Department is comprised 1,100 plus students, 38 full-time faculty, 45 part-time faculty and 40 part-time students. Main duties include:

Duties of the department administrator include:

  • Handle departmental communication: Coordinates all official communication from the email database, to general announcements, to website information.
  • Manage Academic Affairs: Run the department’s waitlists and registration into courses such as internships and labs for the undergraduate students. Register and advise graduate students in the different degree programs.
  • Run all departmental logistics and coordinate academic schedules: This work encompasses far more than simply assigning classrooms and coordinating registration. The departmental administrator is the chief strategist.
  • Oversee departmental budget. This position supervises and processes all departmental purchases. This includes coordinating services and payments related to a number of departmental activities, faculty travel, and reimbursement.
  • Serve as faculty liaison: From their first contact with the department, the administrator is the principal contact for faculty members. In order to properly orient and support the faculty, the administrator should know the university inside out and be a consummate problem-solver.
  • Manage Program Coordinator: The department relies on its program coordinator to handle virtually all the clerical work in the office (e.g., answering phones, filing documents, faxing, directing students to advisors and classrooms, responding to other routine queries).
  • Provide administrative support to the department chair. Duties include: reviewing and organizing student petitions and proposals, coordinating travel, and processing faculty promotion and tenure applications, as well as the hiring documents of new faculty members.


Bachelor's degree required, three to five years work experience. Strong writer and editor. Excellent organizational skills.

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time